A pre-filed bill sponsored by State Representative Kenny Imes (R-Murray) seeks to give a financial boost to Kentucky State Parks by allowing private companies like restaurants and hotels to lease and develop state property.
The 5th district republican wants to take existing law relating to private development of Kentucky State Fair Board property and expands it to land owned by the Kentucky Department of Parks. Imes said he hopes the proposal will help Kentuckians see the big picture of the economic prospects that are going underutilized.
Members of the band Nightfish preview the Hot August Blues Festival at Kenlake State Resort Park in Aurora. They also speaks with Tracy Ross about forming in 1986 and playing at the first Hot August Blues Festival, keeping the energy alive for decades, and about getting together to play at this year's event. See more at Hot August Blues Festival's website.
Local musician and educator Wayne Harper stops by our studios to play some blues ahead of his free concert with The Harper Brothers Band during "Neighborhood Night" on August 22, at Kenlake State Resort Park. The concert comes ahead of the Hot August Blues Festival in the park's amphitheater, August 23-24. In this conversation with Kate Lochte, Wayne previews both events, talks about what it's like to play with the Alonzo Pennington Band, and more. See more about the Hot August Blues Festival.
A vacation highlight of our region is Twilight Theatre Productions' summer season at Kenlake State Resort Park. It opens this Friday night and features dinner and three new one-act plays by New Yorker Charles Messina, original works performed in professional production. There are Friday and Saturday night shows through August 2. Shirley T. Johnson is the sparkplug behind Twilight Theatre Productions. Her director is actor Charles Edward Hall, whose career started with Mrs Johnson and her husband Robert E. Johnson, for whom the theatre at Murray State University is named. Kate Lochte speaks with Charles Edward Hall.
Please note: Due to technical difficulties during the interview, we boosted amplitude levels in post-production.
Shirley T. Johnson of Twilight Theatre Productions is putting on "Two Kentucky Dueling Chefs" at Kenlake State Resort Park on Friday, April 12 at 6 p.m. The chefs prepare full dinners of two different cuisines in front of you. Reservations are due to 270-436-2399 by Wednesday, April 10.
Joe LaFleur lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, but his Better Birdwatching business brings him to Kentucky on a long weekend. The twenty year collector of bird videos and songs gives programs and birdwalks at both Kenlake State Resort Park (9 to 10:30 a.m) and Pennyrile State Resort Park (1 to 2:30 p.m.) on Sunday. See more about the Kentucky bird walks at his website betterbirdwatching.com. He spoke with Kate Lochte Tuesday on Sounds Good.